The moment I saw Wetlands in the new Stampin' Up catalogue, I guessed that it would become my new favourite stamp set - and I wasn't wrong! Come and see what I've done with it today:
This card was inspired by any number of beautiful seascape/bird artworks that you see in the galleries of smart seaside towns in the UK. To get the textured background I pressed an acrylic block into my Soft Sky ink pad and then into my So Saffron pad, spritzed with water and stamped onto watercolour paper. It gives the effect of sparkle caused by the sun shining on wet sand!
When it was dry I added the birds, using markers to isolate a group of three from the image. This photo gives you a clearer view of that textured-looking background and the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamped off-centre. I used my Simply Scored to emboss a frame on a Naturals Ivory card base and mounted the image into it.
I think I'll enter this watery card into the challenge at Addicted to CAS where the cue word is Water!
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Wetlands, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: So Saffron, Soft Sky, Basic Grey
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Watercolour paper
Other: Simply Scored, acrylic block B, markers, stamp-a-majig
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One of the reasons I love the Wetlands stamp set is that it reminds me of the avocets on the North coast of Norfolk where we used to holiday every year when the children were tiny. "Mummy," said my daughter once. "You are as lovely as an avocet!" What a cutie!
Thank you so much for your kind messages about my father in law. He's now perked up considerably thank goodness and although the hospital are keeping him in for a while, it sounds like a blessing in disguise as he'll be getting physiotherapy which will hopefully help him become more mobile.
See you tomorrow,